Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy
The one-year programme in liturgy, conducted by the National Centre for Liturgy, offers candidates the opportunity to study liturgy under its theological, historical, spiritual and pastoral aspects. It is planned to meet the needs of people for their future or continued work in liturgy at parish, community or diocesan level.
Diploma in Pastoral Liturgy Admission to the course in normally confined to those who have a basic academic qualification at second level and have completed two years of third level professional studies or two years of pastoral experience.
Programme of Study
The course is a taught programme through lectures, workshops and practical sessions. Tutorial assistance is available to students and this can enable them to concentrate on particular aspects of liturgy.
The main areas of study include: theology and practice of liturgy, eucharist, sacraments, lliturgy and time, prayer and liturgy spirituality, human communication in liturgy, music. Complementary courses include: The Bible in Worship, Early Christian Worship, Eastern Rites, Church Art and Architecture, Ministry, Liturgy and Culture, Liturgy and Pastoral Care.